Welcome to "3 Quick Thoughts."
Here are three things on my mind, right now, that need written somewhere. This is good.
1. PITT basketball is very lucky. Very "your fingertips might've been on the ball when the horn sounded or maybe not" lucky. If you're Newkirk, you do not get that call at Syracuse or North Carolina.
The Panthers are still alive to receive a bid for the NCAA tournament. The bubble did not burst, neither did PITT move off of it.
They need to beat Notre Dame/Wake Forest in their first game on Thursday to limit the stress they will be feeling on Selection Sunday. If they lose to the Irish or Demon Deacons, then they might be NIT bound. They have come a long way since the CBI Tournament in 2012. #CBIncredible.
2. Lamar Woodley got released? You're kidding, right? Anyone who has heard, read or seen at least on thing about the Steelers since Jason Worilds signed his transition tag deal last week knew Woodley was gone. Pittsburgh moves forward without him, and most people should be content. It is gonna cost the Steelers financially, if you want to find any negative in this.
3. Leave the NHL overtime alone! There is no need to tamper with it again. It is just a relief that the debate of changing the point system did not come up.
3-on-3 hockey in a double overtime period? I used to play summer leagues that were 3-on-3. It was a way to keep us in shape for the actual season, and we did it on the Olympic ice rink at the Robert Morris Island Sports Center at times.
You should have the fourth overtime be a 1-on-1. Remember the scene in D2: Mighty Ducks when Bombay and Stansson play posts? Classic Disney drama, yes. Just have Crosby and Ovechkin play 1-on-1, right? Dim the lights in the arena too, while you're at it.
Do they even play hockey in Iceland? Whatever. Enjoy the extra hour of sunlight, people.